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Request for Personal and School Supplies for Carlisle Indian School

List of supplies requested by Richard Henry Pratt for the school he is preparing to establish at Carlisle Barracks. Requested supplies include clothing, tools, cooking supplies, and firefighting equipment.

Pratt refers to this request list in a letter sent to the Commissioner of Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice Regarding Need for Supplies

Correspondence from Superintendent Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt noting that any communication regarding supplies will receive immediate attention.

Other documents from this same time period attest to Pratt's desperate need for supplies at Carlisle Barracks, before the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Supplies and Repairs at Carlisle Barracks

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt informing the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received funds for a recruitment trip out West, and will set off that day. Pratt also requests supplies be sent to the Carlisle Barracks in preparation for his arrival with students, and asks for permission...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Materials Request for Picket Fence

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting materials and funds to erect a "picket fence six feet high to keep Indians in and citizens out" of the Carlisle Indian School campus.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Arrival of First Group of Students

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt informing the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has arrived in Carlisle with the first party of students. Pratt also asks about his previous requests for supplies and rations, which have gone unanswered.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Postage Stamps

Request from Richard Henry Pratt for postage stamps, for use on official school business.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Board to Appraise Property

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding a board to appraise property at the Carlisle Barracks. Pratt notes that, because of the visit, he will be unable to meet a group of recruited students in the West, and instead suggests sending teachers Alfred J...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Expedited Supplies Shipment

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs asking for a quick response to outstanding requests for supplies.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Contract for Water Supply at Carlisle Barracks

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a copy of a letter from the Carlisle Gas and Water Company regarding cost of water while the Barracks is occupied. Pratt requests permission to resume payment of a long-standing water contract, as requested by the company.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requesting Funds for Repairs and Furniture

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt requesting funds from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The funds were needs for repairs, the construction of a fence, and the purchase of school and bedding furniture.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Use of Army Ration Standard for Indian Pupils

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding food costs for Indian students. Pratt suggests that, until a proper standard is established, the Army ration rate be adopted and provided to him as a food allowance for the pupils.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Change of Orders for Richard Henry Pratt and Student Supplies Issues

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, acknowledging receipt of change orders allowing Pratt to remain in the East at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also apologizes for troubles during his recent trip to Wichita, and suggests that better planning be made...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Continue Using Army Ration for Indian Pupils

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding Circular No. 33, regarding rations for Indian pupils. Pratt suggests that this ration rate is insufficient given Carlisle's current nascent state, and requests permission to continue using the Army's...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Cooking Range

Richard Henry Pratt requests that a cooking range with a 300-person capacity be supplied to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Dormitory Furniture

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt requesting authority to purchase dormitory furniture immediately needed at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Student Personal Supplies

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt requesting authority to purchase personal supplies for students, including clothing and tolietries for both males and females.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Urgent Request for Cold-Weather Clothing

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, requesting permission to spend $1000 on cold weather clothing for students. Pratt notes that supplies requested two months previous had not yet arrived, and that cold weather had set in at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Fund Transfer for Supplies Purchases

Richard Henry Pratt requests approved funds be transferred to his credit, so that supplies can be purchased.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Regarding Quality of Student Clothing

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding the quality of clothing provided to Carlisle Indian School students. Pratt complains that the partial order of clothing he received from the Bureau is not durable or warm enough, and leaves students uncomfortable...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Acknowledgement of Received Supplies

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of numerous boxes of clothing and other supplies, including and organ for the chapel.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Receipt for Milburn Wagon

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of a Milburn wagon. A note indicates that this is a copy of the original receipt.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Beef Consumed by Rosebud Delegation

Richard Henry Pratt reports that the Rosebud delegation that visited Carlisle consumed 1103 pounds of beef during their visit.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Supplies to Purchase

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, requesting permission to purchase the listed supplies for the school. Some of the supplies had already been purchased for immediate use. The request includes construction materials, repairs to buildings and the ambulance,...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Necessary Coal Purchase for First Quarter 1880

Richard Henry Pratt reports that he was forced to purchase coal on the open market, above his pre-approved limit, due to a shortage for the first quarter of 1880.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Receipt for Spring Wagon

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of a spring wagon from Toledo, Ohio.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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